Warming up in central NC for the weekend

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — After a cloudy and cool day to end the week on Friday, sunshine and warmer temperatures return to central North Carolina on Saturday.  High pressure will start to build in from the southwest on Saturday, leading to bright sunshine and high temperatures in the low 50s.

That high will slide east on Sunday.  Clouds will increase during the day but temperatures will be warmer, climbing into the mid 50s in the afternoon.

Our next weather maker will be a stationary frontal boundary moving in from the Gulf of Mexico Monday into Tuesday.  Some rain will be possible as that boundary settles to our south.  The best chance of a few showers will be in areas south of the Triangle.  High temperatures on both days will be in the 60s.

A cold front arrives early Wednesday, bringing a small chance of a shower and also cooler temperatures along with it.  Expect highs in the mid 50s on Wednesday with partly sunny skies and temperatures in the low 50s for the first day of winter on Thursday.

Saturday will be sunny and nice. The high will be 51.  Winds will be southwest around 5-7 mph.

Sunday will bring increasing clouds. The high will be 56, after a morning low of 31.

Monday will be mostly cloudy with an isolated shower possible south of the Triangle. The high will be 62, after a morning low of 42. The rain risk will be 10 percent.

Tuesday will be partly sunny with a shower possible. The high will be 65, after a morning low 48. The rain risk will be 20 percent.

Wednesday will be partly sunny with just a slight shower chance. The high will be 56, after a morning low of 40. The rain risk will be 20 percent.

Thursday will be partly cloudy and mild. The high will be 53, after a morning low of 35.

Friday will be partly cloudy and warm.  The high will be 60, after a morning low of 42.

This forecast was prepared by the CBS North Carolina weather team and is based on the latest information available and years of weather forecasting in North Carolina. It was not produced by a computer like many forecasts you find on the web, social media and smart phone apps.

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